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Player sales see Inter Miami move away from FFP pressure

The Florida club were under huge financial pressure after an unprecedented spending spree, although they now appear to have sorted out their issues.

Inter Miami look to continue winning start in MLS

Little by little, Inter Miami are managing to balance their books. The Herons started the summer transfer window with the pressing need to get rid of several contracts that could have damaged their possibilities to bring in new signings, as subsequently happened with the signing of Federico Redondo.

Christian Henderson, the MLS club’s sporting director, has managed in record time to balance the institution’s accounts after releasing several players who were key figures just a few seasons ago, as well as securing some squad reinforcements.

As Inter Miami start a packed calendar, they are currently considered the most complete team in the United States. The Herons have had two dream markets after signing players like Leo Messi, Sergio Busquets or Jordi Alba last summer and Luis Suárez, Gressel and Federico Redondo at the most recent opportunity.

Along with all their stars, the sports management has been very clear that the Florida project should also be supported by other promising young players such as Diego Gómez, Facu Farías, Toto Avilés and Benja Cremaschi. However, signing more than a dozen players in two windows led the side to wade through a difficult situation, being forced to sell this summer to comply with the MLS Fair Play rules.

Miami's season so far

While Robert Taylor’s future has been questioned, Jean Mota, one of the pillars of Florida’s old guard, was the latest player to say goodbye to MLS. The midfielder was announced as a new signing for Brazilian side Vitória after two seasons in the pink jersey. “This transfer gives us flexibility as we continue to build our team with the goal of competing for titles this season,” Henderson told the club’s media.

Along with the Brazilian, DeAndre Yedlin has also had a bitter farewell. The full-back was one of the untouchables for Martino and continues to be one of the most important right-backs in MLS.

“DeAndre has been a leader for us on and off the field, and we are very grateful for everything he has done for Inter Miami,” Henderson said after his departure. Yedlin’s departure is even more key than Mota’s, with Cincinnati adding nearly $200,000 in 2024 General Allocation Funds for the Leagues Cup champions.